Britain: Life sentence for police officer who confessed to abducting, raping and killing Sarah Everard

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A London court on Thursday (30/9) sentenced a life sentence to British police officer who confessed to the murder of 33-year-old Sarah Everard.

Wayne Cousins, a 48-year-old British police officer who guarded diplomatic missions, pleaded guilty to kidnapping, rape and murder, in March, of the young marketing manager.

According to the Athenian News Agency, citing British media on March 3, Cousins, married and father of two children, He abducted Everard as she was returning home on foot from her friends’ house in Clapham, south London.

The body of the 33-year-old was found burned seven days after her disappearance

The 33-year-old was found dead, strangled and her body cremated seven days after her disappearance in a Kent forest, in the south east of England, a few meters from a plot belonging to Cousins.

Images from security cameras allowed investigators to identify and arrest the officer March 9 at his home in Deal, Kent.

The case shocked British public opinion and sparked protests against gender-based violence.

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